The next British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) Annual Scientific Conference, entitled Respiratory Microbiology – A Day of Inspiration, will take place on Thursday 16 May 2019 at the RAF Museum Hendon. Some revisions to the programme have been made as outlined below.
The range of experts presenting and their topics are as follows: Dr Simon Tiberi (Infectious Diseases Consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust) – Clinical perspectives of respiratory Infection, Dr Samir Agrawal (Queen Mary University of London) – Invasive fungal infections and the need for improved diagnostic testing, Professor Chris van der Gast (Manchester Metropolitan University) – Cystic fibrosis microbiome, Dr Katherina Kranzer (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) – Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, Dr Daniela Maria Cirillo (Head of Emerging Bacterial Pathogens Unit, WHO Collaborating Centre and TB Supranational Reference Laboratory, Milan) – New diagnostics for MDR/XDR-TB, Dr Kate Templeton (Consultant Clinical Scientist and Honorary Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Edinburgh) – Respiratory tract infections: diagnostic tests which make a difference, and Professor Mervyn Singer (Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London) – Severe respiratory infections in the ICU.
The new venue for the conference is open until 5.00 pm so aeroplane enthusiasts will be able to get a taste of the history of aviation after the end of the programme.
More information will be on the BSMT website as it becomes available